Panicked once again this past weekend, with Charlie refusing to eat for almost 3 days! He only wanted canned food. A bit lethargic and looking depressed with droopy eyes, he just wasn’t himself. 😦
I thought he had eaten something bad from the garden or had heart worm, or a toothache… So our supposed lazy Sunday became Vet day.
Just like most human beings when feeling under the weather, Charlie was cranky at Animal House. Being a German Shepherd Dog already means he’s vocal! It didn’t help that a not-so-big vet’s assistant had to carry him to the weighing scale.
The verdict – sinus congestion and fever.
No wonder he only wanted soft food… he probably couldn’t smell the kibbles! So, he’s on antibiotics, vitamins and phenylpropanolamine. I thought he had breathing problems so I’m so relieved to find out that he was breathing through the mouth from colds and not because of some major illness!
Bambina tagged along, for moral support. 🙂
I think she knows Charlie’s sick. She’s gotten finicky with her food too but the Vet said she’s perfectly healthy. I am thinking it isn’t being sympathetic at all. I think she noticed the shift in attention with all the fuss on Charlie’s scheduled medication and special food!
So, Sunday wasn’t as lazy and relaxing as I had hoped. But, Charlie’s starting to get a little bit better everyday and Bambina’s losing some flab. 🙂
Now to treat MY fever and congestion…
In our home, dogs are just like kids. Their needs come first!